American Airlines Customer Service
Rated 1.67 of 5 Stars
Based on 211 Complaints

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American Airlines is a Fort Worth, Texas based airline and is one of the top two airlines in the world. After its merger with US Airways in 2013 it now trades on NASDAQ:AAL. The AA fleet is over 939 with over 6700 flights daily to 350 destinations in 50 countries. Third quarter earnings in 2015 were reported as over US 1.7 billion. Employees numbered over 113,000 in 2015.

If you have a problem with your American Airlines flight you are not alone. The best customer service phone number to call for help is 1-800-433-7300. If you are an AAdvantage member call 1-800-882-8880. Find helpful numbers here. If you would like to contact CEO, Doug Parker, you may address a postal correspondence to him with American Airlines, 4333 Amon Carter Blvd., MD 5675, Fort Worth, Texas 76155. The corporate phone number is 817-963-1234.

From its beginnings in 1930 as American Airways it was a consolidation of over 80 small airlines. It officially became American Airlines in 1934 and moved headquarters to Texas in 1979. The C.R. Smith Aviation Museum is operated by American Airlines as well as a Texas based flight academy. Social presence may be found on Facebook and Twitter.


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Ref#1-27259688910,I had a horrible experiecne with your airline. I hope this never happens to anyone else. Your airline took me and my family throuht hell it was a horrible experience you rescheduled our flight so many times until we almost missed out destination. We were a group of 14 adults and children who were tried and getting very restless some of your staff was very kind and some had very horrible attitudes. Thank God for the one that cared and delayed a flight for us so our destination was made. Coming home was almost the same except we did not make it home until the next day it Wes late at night all access to food was closed we had to leave the hotel walking to find our children somehing to eat. Next day was horrible we stood in three different lines got to the airport at 7:30 that morning but we were put on stand by because know one knew what to do with us. Finally we got service trying to check in they cut the check in time off putting us on stand by, they even told us that we could change flight for a additional $200 why our seats were already paid for our seats were purchased in 2017 for a straight through fight our flight was changed so many times that we ended up with nothing but confusion and disgust our whole group had to fly on different flights. We all came together and should have been able to leave together but oh no we have to sit all over the plane in different seats. Never again American Airlines.

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We landed in Miami (MIA)on June 28th 2018 on flight 1089 from Bridgetown (BGI). Due to a plane needing a tow-bar in the gate where our plane needed to taxi in. The plan needing the tow-bar was blocking the path to the terminal. We were forced to set on the tarmac for over two hours, all the time being told that all connecting flights were also delayed, which was not true. Our connecting flight left and we were told that we needed to rebook our flight. Customer service was horrible, we were finally booked on a flight for the next day and forced to stay in Miami. After over an hour of arguments with your customer services reps, and supervisors who would not even give eye contact with us. We were given vouchers to stay at the Double Tree Hotel. We waited there at the airport for more than another hour for a shuttle that never arrived, and my son then rented a VAN costing him another $398 to get us to the Hotel. Lastly when we arrived at the airport the next day to continue our journey home, your customer service reps tried to re-charge us for luggage we had already paid for. Again involving another supervisor, to finally get our bags on the plan and not be double charged. This was a horrible end to what was suppose to be a long needed vacation. We were extremely un-satisfied.

20

I filed a complaint over a week and a half ago and I was told I would get a response in 2 to 3 days, I am tired of being pushed to the side because you don't want to here my complaint. I will take this to the media if I don't get a response soon. I was misled and lied to to my face by a manager at the ticket gate and American Airlines seem to not have a problem with this. Can I please get a response to my complaint?

20

I am writing in regards to my mothers flight on 7/2/18, flights 2410 and 2351. My mother plane was ground for greater than 2 hour due to mechanical reason. She boarded the plane on time and then was forced to remain on the plan for 2 hour before being asked to exit the plane and reschedule her flight. During the time that she was on the plane she was not offered anything to drink or eat. She reschedule her flight, board again for the second time and again had to remain on the plane for 2 hours due to security reasons, again not being offered anything to drink or eat. She was not offered at any time food vouchers to eat while she waited between this 2 flights. I feel that she was treated unfairly and that no person should have to wait on a plane for 2 hour without their needs being met ie: food and drink. I am greatly disappointed in the treatment of mother and request a full refund of her ticket. She can be reached by phone if you have any question at 1 719-345-3386 or 1 719-285-5366. She does not email... Please email me with any questions or concerns.

Sherry Mauzerolle

20

When my new luggage ( 1st time use ) arrived in Punta Cana, it was wrapped with AA strapping tape. The zipper was broken.
I have photos which I took before opening the suitcase and I had to get creative by stitching the zipper closed with Dental Floss ( very strong! ) in order to get it home. I also have the receipt from the luggage purchase ( $ 129.99 ).
My flight and baggage information is as follows:
FLT # 845 - June 20, 2018 10:26 am arriving Punta Cana 2:20 pm.
BAGGAGE tag # AA 87 86 50 (7001878650) PNR: IHDJVN
Respectfully,
Paula Kearney-Cuff

20

I flew American airlines for the 1st time with my wife to St Lucia we left las Vegas on the 19th of June and returned on the 24th of June

we upgraded our tickets both ways from las Vegas we upgraded to 1st class no service at all not even offered a glass of water next flight
at least they offered you something flight coming home but were still very rude we upgraded our tickets coming home for more leg space
saw there were 2 seats open in 1st class tried to get them instead they brought someone from the back of the plane who was a very large
man and took up both seats I don't know if this is normal policy for your airline but in the future I would think twice about flying with you I always
thought if you upgraded you would be treated better than we were probably nothing would come about this but I thought you should know
art

20

so is there a problem today on this site. I would like to complain about my flight from louisville ky to huntsville al my spouse was informed my flight would be an hour late which was not true since i was already in huntsville she informed my ride of this which resulted in me sitting there for an hour and a half on my return she was informed my flight was cancelled till the next day this also did not happen this undo stress on my family and those who were to pick me up this was all not needed i was disappointed in this treatment. thanks Herbert c Pate

60

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 I took American Airlines flight 2216 from Chicago, Il to Portland, OR departing 5:40pm. I was the first person in one of the last groups to board. As I stepped into first class, a stewart asked me to "wait" and then proceeded to ask every seated passenger in first class for their drink order. I had a carry on bag plus a personal item and had waited some time to board. Only a few people ordered a drink and most looked at me, standing behind him, waiting to get through.
In some countries, on public transport, people give up their seat to a senior like myself with grey hair. For an American Airlines stewart to ask me to wait while he took orders that could have waited, was not only a surprise but rude. I think he would have gotten more drink orders if he had waited.

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on June 14, 2018 I flew from Sacramento, Ca to DWF on flight 2338. Before boarding in Sacramento passengers were told if they had roll on, carry on luggage that it would not fit overhead and courtesy check bag at door. I have a new Delsey Luggage bag from Paris and complied. When I arrived at DWF I went to baggage claim and retrieved my suitcase. The brown trim was ripped away from the bag and black scuff marks were on the light tan side of the case. I have attached a picture of the damage. Otherwise I have been very pleased with the polite and professional attention from your airlines. I have never filed a complaint before but hope that some compensation will be forthcoming.
Thank you.
Deloyes Bathe
2311 W. Grapevine Mills Ci. Apt. #1309
Grapevine, Texas 76051

20

I cannot get any help with my lost bag. None..No one at American Airlines knows anything. Thanks

20

My flight was canceled last minute June 12th. I missed my meetings, my company dinner, It was a great inconvenience!!! Plus I got to spend another 7 hours in your airport. I was never told why the flight was cancelled.. Just is. You made my trip hateful from the very start. I will never use you again.. I should get a refund of my ticket!!!

20

On 6/6/2018 I took nonstop flight 403 from Las Vegas to Philadelphia to attend my brothers wedding and a family reunion with siblings I rarely get to see. I wanted to take my small suitcase with me on the plane, but was not allowed to do that. Your agent insisted I check my bag. I did, and your airline promptly lost it! I am now across the country with the clothes on my back, no prescription glasses, no medication, and an automated voice telling me you still can't find my bag. Thank you for ruining my trip, and offering impersonal and inept service. How exactly do you lose luggage on a nonstop flight? If a passenger has a small suitcase and wants to bring it on the plane, LET THEM. Especially if you can't be relied on to keep track of it when it's checked! I don't fly often, but this experience ensures that I will avoid using American Airlines ever again. Horrible experience.

20

I filed a Complaint Reference a Flt I took on 05/10/2018 from Ontario Ca to Newark NJ.I received a e-mail dated 05/28/2018, Ref#1-26984296299 stating that arrangements have been made for a $100.00 eVoucher (via a separate email) for each of you toward the purchase of a ticket to travel with you. I hope that I am giving you enough time, however I am ready to use those Vouchers. As of now I have not received them, our record locator were SQSZHV. Any more information you need from me, please let me know. Thanks for your Support.
Arthur Irving
909-907-5578

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I am so disappointed at your service. I called and requested a wheel chair from gate to gate for my old age and injury passenger. I found out that wheel chair came pick her up after a very long flight from London but was taken to wrong gate. after few hours because she was suspicious at where she was, she then asked a stranger who took her to the correct gate for the flight by walking far distance. she is now in pain on knees and back. I suggest AA better start ready for hospital bill and extra. Very disappointed to here this while am still on deployment.

KADIRI, WASIU
US Army

20

i booked a flight to montgomery alabama,flight changes were made,i was not notified.
when i arrived at the airport i was told that i could go to charlotte but i could not get
to montgomery.the reason for my flight was to attend the college graduation of my
granddaughter in auburn, alabama and my daughter was going to pick me up in montgomery.
the graduation was monday,may 7 at 10;a.m.
to be able to attend the graduation i took an uber car from birmingham to auburn at a
cost of 212.37 dollars.
i would appreciate reimbursement.
sincerely yours, jerome robinson

20

My booking reference number is JMCMVC, first off, I had to change my flight date from Las Vegas to Washington and correct my surname to Brandes because my son who booked this trip used my married surname San Buenaventura and not my maiden last name Brandes reflected on all of my legal IDs/documents. The representative on the phone whom I spoke to was very efficient and helped me to rebook my flight and correct the surname but she failed to mention that all my existing seats reserved for the multiple flights that was booked under that reservation would be totally erased or deleted. We reserved seats during the booking online because I was travelling with my family from BMI to SJ PR thus my stress began. I found out later on when I arrived at the airport for my first trip that my original seat reservation was non-existent when I tried to check-in and that seats will be assigned to me when I check-in at the other airports, to my dismay couldn't even find any available seats on the mobile app which caused me to panic since I seemed to not have any seat at all. My daughter tried to reserve seats for me thru phone representatives but to her dismay was only informed that I will only be assigned seats at each airport that I check in at. Very frightening to think that you don't even know where you are seated and can't even choose where to sit or be seated next to your daughter who wants to spend time with you because she is about to enter the military and won't be able to see her mom for a long time. I rate this experience from 1-10 10 being excellent a 1.
Next incident, the day before I leave SJ PR to go home to Las Vegas, I receive an email telling me that there is a delay in my flight to ORD (Chicago) but I had already checked in online. Next email says I may miss my connecting flight to LV because of the delay of the connecting flight. I had to call 3 times and speak to a representative but no other flight going to LV that same night! Panic attack again! I had work the next day 7am PST. I tried to get another booking and the representative I spoke to on the phone found me a plane leaving in an hour so we all rushed to the airport not even folding the clothes just stuffed it in the bag. At the airport, I couldn't check my bags in, the machine kept saying see an agent and I did but he couldn't print a baggage tag too saying that the plane may be closed for luggages now. Such wrong choice of words to tell a passenger who has been through a lot just to get home that same day! He made me fidgety and panic attacks surged up again. Finally I was referred to the main customer service lane and I had my luggage checked in. Next rush was to get to the gate before it closed. 12:15PM and TSA line was ridiculously long. 12:44 is my boarding time, I am still nowhere near the end of the line. I got out of the TSA area 12:59 and ran for dear life got there just in time for my group number to be called to board. Arriving at FW Dallas, I had to run to the airlink to get to my connecting flight gate 7. Then run again to the gate because there was just 20minutes in between landing and next boarding for connecting flight to Vegas. I got there just in time again for boarding for my group number. After being settled and waiting for the plane to close its doors, 20 minutes or so later, they announced that there was a delay and we shall be leaving in a few minutes. That never happened because we were all asked to deplane and get all our belongings and wait for further announcement. So we waited until the caterer truck that was stuck under the plane was finally able to get out from under the plane and AA ground crew had to investigate if the plane was still safe to fly. Finally after more than 30 minutes we were asked to board again and this time with no order at all. Everybody wanted to get to their seats right away and fly asap! After all this trouble, I thought I would get to Las Vegas earlier than expected but we landed in McCarran airport more than an hour late. As you can see all of this has caused me a lot of running, panicking that I may miss flights, scared that I may get lost in new airport destinations, stress because of all the trouble that one delayed ORD Chicago flight caused me! I shall await your prompt action and response on this matter.

Zegrid Brandes

60

My Mother that is 84 years old in a wheelchair was stranded on American Airlines Sunday April 29th 2018. She missed her flight from Dallas, TX due to flight cancellation to Nashville TN. She was scared and crying!! I drove over an hour to Nashville TN airport to get her and she wasn't there!! Then had to come home and go again the next morning to the airport. We use American Airlines a lot. But now....it is in question.....We hope American Airlines will give my Mother a free ticket since she travels 2 or 3 times a year.

20

Your company doesn’t even rate a single star! I fly Southwest weekly but had to fly American this week to get to Little Rock AR. Wow what a difference. Your people treat passengers like livestock. Entitlement attitude! Like I was doing them a favor. American has a great deal to learn about how to treat passengers. Two of my four flights were late. They took my bag in Little Rock on the return but when Ingot on the plane here were 4 or five places to put it in the overhead!
You and your team are really organized! Had to wait an additional 3 minutes for my small bag in Las Vegas! That was after the flight was one hour and 45 minutes late taking off!! God I miss Southwest. Needless to say the only time I will consider American in the future will be in pure desperation! Thank you for a truly miserable two days of travel!

20

On May 4th my flight AA1753 was delayed several times, then cancelled at end of night, when I went to gates to see what to do there were two lines to get changes, I let people go before be as some were more frustrated than I, the other line was down to 1 person so as there were only myself and one other left, I walked to other gate and as I got there he said "I just clocked out". I went back now I was last one, and the only one who had to be rebooked through a connecting flight in morning. I was not happy, I paid for a non-stop, I won't do connecting flights. He said only other option was 5:45 pm. The employee said there was nothing else he could do, did not inform me I could use another airline, I ended up just coming back home, telling him that wont work for me. Called AA when I got home they told me nothing they could do. This was not weather related, and there was no, not even minor compensation offered regarding this extreme inconvenience. Thank you for your time and response.

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I have traveled approximately 200 times in first class in my many years traveling and never experienced such poor service as on a recent American Airlines flight. I want to mention too that this is the first time I have ever filed a complaint after about 45 years of traveling. On April 24 on AA412 from Philadelphia to San Francisco, I boarded wearing a blue blazer. I held the blazer awaiting the Stewardess's (Sandy) assistance in hanging my coat. I ordered water and my wife, Diane ordered a ginger ale prior to our take-off. As Sandy was delivering the ginger ale, a hole in the plastic cup caused the beverage to leak all over my coat. Sandy briefly apologized, speaking to the hole in the cup as the cause. Surprisingly, she never again addressed the incident or took my coat for hanging for the rest of the 6 hour 18 minute flight! The only mention of the incident was to indicate in mid-flight that "you shouldn't feel like you're alone in your misery, one of the pilots also got a cup with a hole in it." I couldn't believe it!

I'm really not trying to seek any reimbursement for this (although it cost me $8.00 to have the coat cleaned). I really just wanted to bring your attention to the lack of service. I've never had to hold my sport coat in my lap in first class for a 6+ hour flight! Your Sandy really doesn't belong in first class servicing your customers!

I thought this was deficient enough service that American Aurlines really needed to know!

Joe Abbott

20

I am not one to ever complain, in fact I try to calm others down when they get upset over silly matters. With that being said, I did feel compelled to let you know I just had the worst travel experience of my life, and I mean both the going and return flights equally bad. I left Midland Airport on Monday 4/918 flight #5993 and that leg of the travel went well nice crew and clean plane and left on time, and now the fun begins when I arrived in Dallas I boarded flight 2387 to Charlotte NC, The flight was severally overbooked and my seat (that I reserved) was moved to a center seat 29E (I am 6'2" and approx. 245lbs so I try to get aisle seating. Then the 737 had mechanical issues so we all just sat there waiting, the captain did keep us informed which made it a more bearable and still landed a little late, then on the return flight back to Dallas #224 once again overcrowded conditions and again mechanical issues, however this time no information coming from the captain we just sat there, emotions started building as people started realizing our connecting flights were going to be missed. Finally the Captain came across approx. an hour after we were supposed to leave saying it was a minor issue and non critical to the flight and it would be resolved shortly. All the while there was an intoxicated woman causing a scene and largely being ignored by crewmember and the captain (she should have been escorted off the plane, but that is just my opinion). so after another thirty minutes or so we were cleared to leave. we arrived in Dallas very late and were met by One "ONE" ticket agent to assist everyone that missed their connecting flights, so after standing in that line we were taken off site to a hotel that was largely under construction and was old and outdated and given a 7.00 meal voucher that was really more of an insult than a help. I finally arrived home 13 hours late and missed my much needed cardiology appointment which now I have to wait another three weeks for my medication update. So I guess long story short how are you going to make this up to me, because as it stands now I don't see myself using your services after your 7.00 apology. please feel free to call or email.

P.S. Then crew was extremely professional especially when they did have to talk with the intoxicated loud and obnoxious lady.

Richard Kinney
Operations Manager
Republic Services
254-205-8006

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Ohare airport 6:00 am on Thursday April 12, 2018. Security checkpoint 7. A woman named Evelyn (red blazer) was shockingly rude to me as I asked her if there were other security checkpoints open at the other end of the terminal; the line was moving unusually slowly. I mentioned I’ve never seen it this long so early (at least not in the past couple years) as I travel often for work, typically in terminal 1 or 2. It was a simple question and she told me I can just go fly United then. I understand maybe there is nothing she can do, but saying that along with a simple comment of apology for the wait would have been a less aggressive, more acceptable and more normal response. A little politeness can go a long way, and so can a lack of it.

20

Our flight was cancelled in Philadelphia going to Syracuse. We could not get on the next flight. But would need to wait until morning. We said we would try standby as well. They did not allow us to bring our carryon luggage from west palm beach. They told us the overhead compartment was full. My husband has life supporting medical equipment including a cpap machine and a heart monitor. Plus our overnight clothes and toiletries for a delay like this. We were not able to retrieve our carryon bag. We had to pay for a hotel and food and go there without any of our personal items including necessary medical equipment. We were given the runaround at the airport sent from counter to counter. We spent our entire day there. We have been an Advantage member for many years flying USAIR and now American. I don’t know if I will continue business with this airline.

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We were on a flight to Maui and it was cancelled due to maintenance problems. We ended up stuck in Phoenix. It was 1200 in the afternoon, I find it difficult to believe they couldn't get an airplane to fly us to Maui. No one notified us until after the fact, I found out from the people in front of us.

We went to the counter to procure our new flight information. There were 3 representatives there assisting. We were in the middle line and were being helped by Ida. She was not helpful at all. We had to settle for 2 rooms when we had 3 families travelling with us. The gal at the next station gave perks to her customers, like $airline credits. When we asked, Ida was rude. My son went over to the person handing out the credit and she told us she only gave credits to "her people" Great.

We planned this vacation for 2 years with our family and had to pay for the night's hotel in Maui despite the fact that we weren't there. I don't understand why a major airline couldn't get us on another flight. They gave us airline miles, big deal. My children don't fly and that is useless.

I would appreciate a telephone call from American Airlines about this!

20

My advantage #1MV50B6 for flight details. I was treated unprofessionally and denied a hotel voucher after being delayed at the customer service counter for over two hours. Your staff members were not helping, are on their personal phones, and laughing at customers. It is all recorded. I have video and witness evidence. I was denied access to a supervisor when I asked. I would like reimbursement for hotel and my complaint will end. I have the receipt and used my AAdvantage Credit card for proof. We were humiliated and felt threatened at your service counter. Please reply by return email.

20

Agents at the boarding counter extorted money from me for a double baggage fee. I was forced to pay a fee despite a bag that fit the requirements for boarding and flight that was not full, and was verbally threatened by the agents.

20

Booked my flight,( booking # 32135373.2)(locater TLIFEA) submitted an email address for update. was not informed of the many cancellation/ updates or changes on flights via email. Stranded at airport on my arrival and departure trips for hours due to the many changes. After long delay on my return flight, was give a complimentary sandwich by AA staff that was expired, spent over 6hrs at airport waiting for the flight out of Jamaica due to mechanical problems that then forced me into an overnight stay in PHL without any extra funds for food.
This trip left me so exhausted, frustrated and totally took away the joy of my vacation. I had never had such bad experience in travelling and feels it necessary to share.

20

When I retrieved my luggage at Detroit airport after flight from Phoenix the front of it was covered with a black substance which I cannot get off. It looks like it's oil based but I'm not really sure. This is a brand new piece of luggage & first time used. While some wear & tear is to be expected, this is unacceptable!

20

To whom it concerns: On Monday May 19 I had a connecting flight from Savannah to Wichita flight 1251 the Monday flight was canceled and I was rebooked on flight 1251 Feb. 20, that flight was canceled, not sure why it was raining but have never before had a flight canceled because of rain. I then booked a flight on Southwest Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. and arrived safely home. My expenses incurred are as follows: Uber rides to hotels and airports $157.50 meals $85.00 hotels $92.70 and Southwest ticket $$232.00 My expense total of $567.20 i feel should be reimbursed as the Monday flight if had flown I would not have these additional expenses for travel. A voucher or credit would be sufficient, I'm not sure how you handle this but your help would be appreciated.
Thank you
Craig Stuart

20

I paid $40 for exit seat. Knowing that if the flight was full, this would provide me ample room for my carryon bag. An expensive samsonite designed for overheads on CRJ 900 and other aircraft. Flight 5533 on Feb 16 Stewardess Ashley (refused to give last name) made me take my carryon out of the empty overhead where it fit easily and check it. I had to unpack all my electronics. She stated that all rolling bags are not allowed on This flight. Yet others were in the overhead. I was annoyed and inconvenienced by her arrogant and power trip attitude. I would like her to be reprimanded so passengers with carry Ina that fit and are safe can use the overheads.

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My wife and I were scheduled to fly from Boston to Miami on 2/9/18 on flight AA2538 with departure at 6:40 AM. We arrived 5:30 AM and checked in. At the gate, we discovered that there was no plane for our flight. When we inquired as to why there was no plane at the gate, the gate agent told us that they were bringing a plane from the hanger. Slightly after the 6:40 departure time, a plane was brought to the gate and boarding began. Sightly after 7 AM the plane was boarded and we were told that it needed to be de-iced. Our departure from Logan finally took place at about 7:30AM. Because of the late departure, we arrived in Miami at about 11 AM. Our connecting flight AA2405 departed at 11:10 AM and we missed the connection. There is only one daily flight to Antigua from Miami and so we were told that we were being re-booked for the next day's flight at the same time. When I inquired about accomodations for for that evening we were told that we were on our own because our Boston to Miami pilot said we had a weather delay of 20 minutes. That simply was not true as there was first a failure to bring a plane to our gate for the scheduled 6:10 AM .boarding which resulted in a late boarding which I contend result in a push back beyond 7 AM. This all culminated in my wife(Advantage Gold WAA8238) and I losing a day at our Antigua resort which we were charged for plus having to also pay for a hotel in Miami as well as meals for one day. We feel we should be reimbursed by American Airlines as the whole problem stems from the fact that a plane had not been brought to the gate on time. The Miami gate re-booking supervisor told us that what the pilot reported and policy regarding a delay of 20 minutes or less resulted in her decision not to provide a hotel for us. As I stated above, I believe that she had inaccurate information and I am asking to have this rectified. I would like to hear from you about this.I have receipts for the hotel and food.

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I was boarding a flight from Chicago Ohare to Palm Springs California And the ground crew bumped my wife and I from our seats to give them to a lady in a wheel chair who refused to wait until everyone had boarded so the could get her to her seat at the year of the plane. We called and complained and were told we would need to write in to get any action. They could not authorize any adjustment on the phone. I emailed customer service and after three emails was told they could not authorize giving us those seats, on our return flight in May, without an additional charge
It seems the way to discourage you is " NOT MY JOB" response. My last email I suggested they give me the name of someone in autority and got no response

20

We flew from Philadelphia to Garden City on January 25th. The staff there at the PHL airport were not accommodating at all! They stopped us in the security line and told us the bag, that we carried on on the way to PA and fit under the seat perfectly, was too big. They made us go clear back down to the ticket counter and check the bag for $25!! That put us out of line, so when we went back up, we had to go clear back to the back. Thankfully we had allowed PLENTY of time at the airport or we would have missed our flight..... All because of the grouchy security person who thought they knew more than we do. Next time we fly we will definitely consider another airline!!

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Re:Flt #1904 from Tampa, FL to Charlotte NC...date 10 Feb 2018
Flight was delayed arriving at TPA due to "weight and balance issues" at its departure location. Delay was approximately 45 minutes. (the layover to make the connecting flight from CLT to LGA was 45 minutes) Therefore if things went on schedule,, it would be virtually impossible to make the connection without intervention by AA. During the delayed flight to Charlotte, I asked the flight attendant if she would ask the pilot to request through the company, to hold Flt #682 at the gate for apprx 15 minutes to allow for the connection that myself and 7 others on the plane were going to try to make in Charlotte. She said she would in fact ask the pilot. She then proceeded to go back and chat with the other Flt attendants for 5-10 minutes. When she again walked by, I inquired as to whether she passed along my request to the pilot. She responded that the lead Flt attendant told her not to do so, and that AA would already be doing that without such a request. (I knew that would not happen). When we arrived at Charlotte, I RAN to the OTHER TERMINAL (64 years old)...As I got to the departure gate of the connecting flight before the Take off time...the plane was just clearing the loading ramp and backing out. AMERICAN AIRLINES had obviously done nothing as I anticipated to alert Flt 682 of the late arrival of 8 passengers going onto New York. There were no other flights out of Charlotte to New York, resulting in an overnight stay in Charlotte. There was a complaint worthy delay at the customer service station as well, as both parties manning the booth appeared to not have the proper knowledge or authority to make the overnight arrangements. I was delayed an hour at the customer service station awaiting approval for the hotel. The hotel was about 15 minutes from the airport and was a dilapidated quality inn (photos attached of interior of room). I travel a great deal for work and am an AA member...but will definitely shy away from the airlines if this is the customer service that American airlines advertises as quality and caring. There were many ways to solve this along the way, NONE of which your employees did.

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my daughter had a ticket for a 720 am flight we got tothe airport at 30 min before the flight, she stopped to try and sign in at the kyosk but it wouldnot let her so she went to the ticket counter, at that time they told her she was tolate to get on the flight. however they still insisited that she check her bag , if they had not taken time to focus on the bag which was small enough for a carry on in the past, they would have probably had time to check her in before the flight closed. !st complaint!!! they told her there was another flight at 1105 am so we came back to airport intime for that flghjt but shortly realized that the flight was not leaving at 1105 but 155pm. so she waited at the airport for this flight, when it ame time to board she was told that she was on standby and that the flight was full, however they loaded her suitcase on the plane so it went to the destination without her 2ND COMPLAINT!! WHY PUT HER SUITCASE ON THE PLANE IF SHE IS ON STANDBY AND YOU DONT KNOW IF SHE IS GETTING ON THE PLANE. when they moved her to this flight they said " we have you checked in and you a re good go, no mention of being on stand by!! so then we were told there was another flight at 630 pm so we came back to the airport at 530 and waited for this flght, while speakingwith the manager of american airlines at XNA after she was not let on the 155 flight we were told she was on standby for the 630 flight and that she was the only one on the list so she waited after the flight boarded even though she was right there waiting they called another person over the intercom to come board the flight, my daughter asked at this time why this other person was getting the flght infront of her and was told she was on another list something like a OB or OS list or something like that,. we were not toldduring our conversation with them at 155 that there was another list . if we had we may have opted not to make the 3rd trip to the airport for the day. They were rude and condicending and very unhelpful throught this whole process. I will be putting in for a refund for the airfair that was lost and for the 25 dollars she wasmade topay for the luggage. this ,in my oponion is totally unacceptable!!!! where is your customer service, i will tell you it is nonexistent!! not one employee including the manager tried to help us in anyway and it actually felt like they did everything in there power to make things more difficult for us. she didnot get to fly out at all, i had to spend my whole day driving back and forth and her sister and brother inlaw who had taken off work and spent money preparring for her visit were left in the cold as well sonot only did this hurt her and myself it hurt them as well. understand that you have rules and of course if we could have we would have been at the airport earlier however when we left home at 6am to head to the airport, and it usually only takes us 30 min to get there from home. we had every intention of arriving in plenty of time but sometime there are unforeseen things that happen in this world. she was there in plenty of time to have gotten on the plane. i understand that the computers lock the fights at 30 min till departure, however, shoudl we really depend soley on computers , where is the human in your company????? 2 minutes late, someone should be able to push an override buttom and put her on the flight or at least make sure she gets on the next lfight, i remember a day when airlines would try everything possible to make sure there passenger/customers got where they needed to go and got the seats they paid for now apparently you dont care about your passenger/customers all you care about is the money. By the way the manager I spoke too told me that they always overbook flights, this should be against the law! you should not sell more tickets for a flight than number seats on the flight. that is not good for your customers you will always be leaving some one out in the cold. You should be ashamed of your self as a company and go back to giving your customers some service. I will never fly american again if i can possibly help it and will makesure everyone i know hears how we were treated and how unfriendly and unhelpful all of your employees were!!!!!!!!! I gave one star but that is an exageration it just wont let me give any less 0 stars is what you get 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

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2/8 flight 1201 out of O'Hare I was told I had to check my carry on, that there was no more room. I told them I could not, they told me I had to. They did not check with the crew on board, just assumed there was no room. There was plenty of room, (the stewardess said the crew did not call them and tell them there was no more room, even when they closed the overheads there was still room. I have emphysema and nerve damage in my hands, I could not carry my personal item, laptop, dinner and water, and I could not carry them to the baggage claim after landing I had to get a wheelchair. I also needed to get some stuff out of the bag, and they told me I could open it about 2 feet from the boarding line, which would have been embarrassing, since I had dirty underwear and poise pads (which I needed). They were also rude about it, and so was I, since I was very upset over the situation.

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To whom it may concern,
once again I had a delay issue in the same city as last summer. I was coming from Miami on 2/3/18 and had a connection CLT/Newport News VA flight# 5574, Once again I experience a delay at the same airport for the same destination as my bad experience in the summer. Both cases was maintenance problems.Then they put us in a super tiny plane from American Eagle. At this point I forgot I had great time on my vacation because I was so upset for the delay and tiny aircraft. I don't know if I will book with American Airlines any longer two strikes in less than a year.

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Hi there! On a recent trip from Charlotte to Minneapolis the only seat choice I had was an upgraded one for $37 which I didn't need or want. Because there was only a single seat left I clicked on it. The gate agents said they could not help. You shouldn't force people to pay for an upgraded seat...not to mention that it was a middle seat which I never get. The flight was AA 2086 CLT to MSP on 2/3/18. Record locator XGBNZB. Trip Name BTV/MSP. Can you refund this to me?

Other than a mechanical issue with one of the planes, the trip otherwise went smoothly.

Thx,

Suzanne Elliott
985 Butternut Rd.
Williston, VT 05495
802-238-8811

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I have a reservation on AA, NTYQJV made today, 2-7-18. I wish to use my AA miles to pay and complete the reservation. I was 3 times put on hold for a total of 1 hour and 56 minutes, even depleted batteries on two phones waiting. Cannot complete the reservation without help. I asked for AA to call me when an agent who can complete the transaction is available. Again was put on hold after having to switch to a call phone while my other 2 were charging. Still no help. What is going on???

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I have been an American Airlines/Citi customer for over 20 years and at Gold status. My AAdvantage # is 17UJ732. Last July I booked two airline tickets for myself and at that time my fiancé Brian Quinney. This was the very first time I was utilizing my miles. This was to be a honeymoon trip to Puerto Vallarta in November of 2017. At the end of October 2017 I was devastate with a break-up and the realization that I was no longer getting married along with a sudden death of my father. I called American Airlines during that time to see what my options were. I was told I could utilize the two established tickets as long as I used them within a year to the same destination. My sister and brother-in-law have a timeshare in Puert0 Vallarta and as a recent gift gave me a week's stay at their timeshare as they knew I had been through a lot and they were generous to do this for me and they knew that I needed to utilize my airline tickets that were purchased with my earned miles in 2017. Needless to say, I was shocked when I called American Airlines on Monday, February 5, 2018 anticipating an easy request of the same flights I had previously booked which were available when I searched online and to request and possibly pay a fee to have the 2nd reservation in my girlfriend's name to go with me in place of the original ticket for Brian Quinney. I was very quickly and rudely told that was not even an option to have the name changed on a ticket AND in order for me to receive the AAdvantage miles back from that ticket and into my account I would have to pay $150! I was beyond shocked and that was after I explained to the woman what had been my situation in 2017 and it was entirely out of my control and not a choice I had made but rather tragic events that I was given. I then asked her what my options were in utilizing my current ticket in my name for the same trip. At that point she said she would have to transfer me to an international agent. I then had to start from the beginning with the international agent as the previous woman did not share any of my information or AA# with her even though she told me the next gal would have all my information. The international agent then informed me that there were no seats available on my new departure date of 6/16 and returning on 6/23 and, in fact, the same trip and connections were now requiring 3 times more miles than my original reservations for last November. I was shocked as I know that my original trip in November 2017 was peak season for Puerto Vallarta and my trip in June of 2018 was definitely not. The gift I was given for a week's stay is specifically for 6/16-6/23 and cannot be changed. Again, I was treated rudely and told that if I was not able to utilize my ticket (which I did not have enough miles left to do so) then I could pay $175 to get MY miles back that I've earned over 20+ years for both of the tickets.

I was so shocked and appalled at the treatment I received and I truly feel that because I already had two existing tickets that utilized a total of 70,000 of my miles it was obvious that I no longer counted as a customer because either way I get screwed. Lose the tickets/miles completely along with the week stay I was given as a gift or pay $175 to get the miles back that are already mine.I received nothing but rude feedback and never once did I feel like someone was trying to help in my situation. I feel this is such a scam and fraudulent on American Airlines part and I'm asking for your help in not only returning MY miles back to me at no expense of my own AND helping to make this trip happen for me. Again, this is the very first time in over 20 years I even attempted to use MY earned miles for a special trip that didn't happen for me. I honestly had expected to be treated wonderfully as I was when I originally made my reservations in 2017 and utilized my points. American Airlines provided great customer service at that time and was more than happy to book my trip and take my points to do so. Now, I'm asking for that same customer service.

I look forward to hearing from someone at your earliest convenience.

Sue Fox
Advantage # 17UJ732
1650 E. Shepherd Ave., #122
Fresno, CA. 93720
559-287-9047

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ISSUING AIRLINE: QATAR AIRWAYS
TICKET NUMBER: ETKT 157 2363716046-47
BOOKING REF: AMADEUS: SPPUCZ, AIRLINE: AA/SRWJKQ
BOOKING REF: AMADEUS: SPPUCZ, AIRLINE: QR/SPPUCZ

Flight Information:
Toronto - Chicago: AA 2947 @ 1506 23DEC2017
Boston – Doha: QR 726 @ 1825 23DEC2017
Doha – Karachi: QR 604 @ 2100 24DEC2017

The flight from Boston to Toronto did not arrive as the weather was as informed not good. My son was flying to Chicago with WestJet @ 15:00 hrs the same day and his flight left on time. I arrived Chicago at 18:02 but due to non availability of the gate the plane was held at the tarmac and flight to Doha left. We were 14 passengers for Qatar airways on this flight. The American Airline flight attendant provide wrong information about transfer desk. Finally after asking few places managed to find the right desk. The behavior of the staff and the Manager at the desk with another passenger was an indication that we were in trouble. American Airline moved me to American Airline flight to London at 20:00hrs and from London to Karachi by PIA with a layover of 8 hrs at the London Airport with no meal coupons or a hotel at London airport.
I reached Karachi but my luggage did not arrive although luggage tag information was provided to the Transfer desk at Chicago airport. PIA staff at Karachi airport were informed but despite of various call they kept on provide wrong information when asked about the luggage. It was the Qatar airways staff who went out of the way to find the luggage and informed me on 29DEC2018 that my luggage has arrived and handed over to PIA for me to collect.
I had to attend marriage of my niece on 24Dec2017 and reception on 26Dec2017. As the luggage did not arrive I had to buy cloth and shoes to wear on the two occasions.

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Your crew treated Jen Selter and her sister very rudely and unfairly! How dare you throw a person off your plane after having a 2 hour delay and demanding them to stay seated. When all she was doing was using the overhead bin for a few seconds! I use to love using American Airlines.. but the last few times I have used them, your crews are mostly rude and treat YOUR GUEST as if we are just cattle!
Rememeber! WE CHOOSE YOU to service US. Jen was not rude or beligerante towards your fight crew! So many videos were taken by her and other passengers. Other passengers ALL sided with her and how she was so badly treated!! Shame on your company for not trying to make a 2 hour delay a bit more relaxed. You kick her off of a flight for a 15 to 20 second adjustment of her coat to a overhead bin?!?! Then cause her and her sister embarrassment of a cabin crew yelling at her... then having the pilot come back and continue to ignore the other passengers plea of the Crew being in the wrong! Then having 4 or 5 police officers come onto the plane and FURTHER EMBARRASS Jen and her sister!! SHAME ON YOU ALL!!
Pretty shotty customer treatment on a 2 hour delayed flight!! I will be thinking twice when booking my next flight!

Please fix this unjust action on this mistreated passenger!!

Crews need more training on thinking more clearly on the mindset of long delayed passengers!! You put them in this toxic environment to begin with and then overact over such a small thing. There were other passengers up and going to the restroom... getting comfortable while STILL SITTING on the tarmac not going anywhere should handled differently! I can understand if the flight was starting to move or in taxi to the runway, but to hold up the plane for an additional 20 or 30 minutes dealing with a minor infraction... or for Crew amusement ...for the Airlines fault of holding passengers for 2 hour!??!?

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I wanted to write you concerning our recent trip to Mexico. Our first issue was with American Airlines. We were three (3) hours leaving Nashville. First, the workers were late opening the ticket kiosks and counters for us to check our bags. No one used the weather as the reason. Second, we set on the plane two hours. We were told that they had to fix “a loose light on the plane”. The pilot said it should take 20 minutes. It took 2 hours. We were hot and thirsty. We missed the connecting flight. We were put on the next flight to Phoenix. This flight took another 4 hours. From there, we landed in Cabo 3 hours later.
Nashville (BNA) - Charlotte (CLT) 13 Jan 05:40AM - 08:23AM American Airlines #887
Charlotte (CLT) - Cabo San Lucas (SJD) 13 Jan 09:55AM - 01:15PM American Airlines #836
Cabo San Lucas (SJD) - Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) 18 Jan 03:15PM - 06:54PM American Airlines #1385
Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) - Nashville (BNA) 18 Jan 08:55PM - 10:41PM American Airlines #2501
I feel like American owes each of us a refund for the inconsiderate way that treated us on the outgoing flight.

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On January 16, 2018 as I boarded my Flight 4529 from DC to Pittsburgh in Group 1 heading towards my seat 2A, I attempted to unload my briefcase into the overhead storage. All were full in First Class where I was seated so I went back into Coach to unload. Once seated I asked flight attendent Ariana (white female with red short hair) for assistance in moving my briefcase closer so that I would not be delayed upon arrival into Pittsburgh. As she continued to close the overheads she simply stated that "they were all full" without making any attempt whatsover to reset and make room for a briefcase she did not even bother to determine the size of. 5 minutes later a passenger seated in 6A, 4 rows behind me, says that he has a bag to be stored. Ariana without hesitation opens up the overhead that she told me minutes ago was full and then opens up others to accommodate his request. I wait until she is about to make room for his bag and then loudly state "I need to understand how is it that for me you would not look to make room for my briefcase but for him you happily and quickly are looking to satisfy his request." At that time the flight attendent from the back of teh plain walked up and smartly tells Ariana to accomodate me since I was there first and had requested prior. I went to the coach section, retrieved my bag and placed it where I had initially asked for Ariana to place my briefcase. I need to know from American Airlines how is it that a Sapphire Level member seated in 2A could be treated so nonchalantly and so receklessly. Ariana actions were total bullshit, lazy unprofessional and racist and yes I am an African American. It won't be tolerated and do not intend to let this blatant act of racial insensitivity performed by your employee go without documentation as I await your response here!!!!

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re. Spaceflight AA4527 delayed about 2 hr.s. to take of from N.Y, JFK to Washington Reagan on Jan. ,05,2018and caused me to miss my connection to Cincinnati on AA5133 on same date. I advise the flight crew of the need to attend my brothers funeral service. I was advised to fly to Columbus Ohio on AA4698 and take a taxi to Mason Ohio where my hotel is locate and that Mason was only one hour by taxi. I took their advise and flew to Columbus and had to pay the taxi $212.00 for the trip to mason which lasted more than 3hrs. to complete. I can submit the taxi receipt on your request for cab # 937 on United Taxi. I arrived att United Inn Express & Suites about 3a.m.on 1/6/18. For the incorrect instructions of the attendant on the AA4527 flight I need the refund of the taxi fee for $212.00.ref. EWGCPR. Orlando Cortez.

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On Saturday, December 23, 2017, I took an early 3:25 A.M. LIFT ride in order to take an early flight from CAK to DCA. Flight AA5260 was delayed over two hours due to a reported mechanical issue. After several gate changes and an airplane change we departed CAK @ 8:12 A.M. rather than the scheduled 5:42 A.M. departure time. We arrived at DCA @ 9:12 A.M. rather than the scheduled arrival time of 7:04 A.M. I am a 62 year old disabled veteran with a monthly pension. The additional expense of the early transportation, along with my checked bag could have been preventable if not for such an early flight. I certainly hope it's possible to be compensated by AA for an unfortunate inconvenience the mechanical issue subjected me & others to 12/23/2017. I also hope to have a more favourable experience on my return flight AA5188 scheduled for departure later today @ 5:10 P.M. I have not received a response to my online form suggestion/complaint submitted on or around Saturday, December 23, 2017. I look forward to a response to my email to address my genuine concern expressed. Respectfully, Celestine Shelton. 330-622-1699 #7031671278 2 Baggage claim # AA 79 54 83

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I was told after paying $50 for my carry on, that I could not take it on the plane. Everyone I dealt with was rude. I will NEVER fly American Airlines again

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To American Airlines Customer Service,
On September 30, 2017, I was transferred from a United Airlines flight to an American Airlines flight because of a flight cancellation.
I boarded the American Airlines flight and then it was cancelled due to mechanical difficulties.
I spent the entire day and night in the Sacramento California airport and was not able to get home to Detroit Michigan until the next morning!
As a result, I was late getting to work and missed an important meeting. And, I arrived stressed and exhausted after my upsetting travels.
The reason for my trip was to be with my Mother who is battling Cancer and was receiving a chemotherapy infusion treatment..
I would appreciate receiving a refund for my return ticket from Sacramento to Detroit. Thank You!
Janet Warda (734)-255-6578 // 22008 Provincial Street Woodhaven, Michigan 48183

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The flight and service were excellent! Beautiful new plane. My complaint stems from being forced to sit next to a huge person in the aisle seat. I consider myself and my wife to be of average size. We fit well in the seats. I put the arm rest down between myself and Mr. Huge. He objected a bit since his extremely large butt was now forced to conform. I had to keep the arm rest between my wife and I up and lean into her seat for the entire trip from RSW to ORD. By the time I got to ORD, my back was killing me.
This is not fair! I know he paid for a seat but so did I. There has to be something as an airline that you can do to accommodate everyone. Someone who tips the scales easily at 350 lbs should not be allowed to buy a standard seat. He needs to be in First Class, or buy 2 seats.
I am an Advantage member, flying a few times a year for business (V1232V4) and a few times for pleasure. We have a reservation for Dec. 29th to fly back to RSW (Flight 1267 at 12:05 PM). I assure you if I have another behemoth next to me it will be my last American flight!

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I paid additional for exit row seating for my husband and myself to have more leg room and co,fort. However the seats we received were 13 D and 13 E on our flight home from Charlotte NC to Honolulu on October 28th and also,ashamed problem with seat for my husband from Honolulu to Charlotte on October 20th. These seats were smaller than any sea I've ever been in. No leg room or extra space whatsoever.m I do not believe we should be charged the additional a,punt that we were charged. D would respectfully request a refund for those fees. The flight home was Aa 694 on the 28th and the flight on the 20th was 433 the seat 24C. Thank you for your help

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October 31, 2017

Charles W. Flagg
64 Owen Brown St.
Hudson, Ohio 44236

American Airlines:

My recent trip to Dallas from CAK through Charlotte was fraught with difficulties and inconvenience that you should be aware of:

AA 5245 took me to Tulsa on Tuesday 24Oct leaving the gate “late” and putting me in Tulsa with too little time to make my connection to Tulsa. Knowing this, AA held my bags for the 6:45 flight to Tulsa without knowing the 2:25 Charlotte-Tulsa flight, also late was able to get me to my destination…without bags. I was forced to return to the Tulsa airport late at night to retrieve it.

AA496 Dallas to CAK through Charlotte did not leave on time due to a “maintenance problem” we were preparing to leave the gate. Arriving in Charlotte “late” the gate was blocked by a another plane with “maintenance problems”.

AA5134 Charlotte to CAK actually arrived “early” prior to 7:00 p.m. While waiting for luggage at the CAK carrousel for forty minutes another arrival came for their bags before ours…when an attendant at approximately 7:45 p.m. informed our group that: “the baggage bay doors were stuck, luggage could not be retrieved….”

Really?

My bag was delivered Sunday October 29th at approximately 3:00 p.m.

You will please note that each leg of my journey was affected by timing and service issues that should not be tolerated; leaving me completely dissatisfied with your airline…given a choice, I’ll choose another.

Thank you,

Charlie Flagg

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I had a horrible experience at Dulles/Reagan Airport in DC. Flew from Boston, MA where I had a connecting flight to Knoxville, TN, on Oct. 11, 2017. Asked a TSA agent if we were in the right terminal to catch our next plane which was gate 35X and she said, yes. No one told us we had to change terminals by riding a bus. There were no signs anywhere and no indication on our tickets! So, 3 of us missed the connection and had to spend 7 hours in the airport waiting for the next plane to Knoxville! It was horrible!!! Why is there not signs or information to guide you to Gate 35X? We lost a whole day, sitting in the airport! Went online to social media and everyone joined the party to slam American Airlines for not dealing with this problem. Tons of people contacted us to say they had also missed their plane in Dulles. Do you guys think we should KNOW we need to switch terminals? I think you should do something to make this up to us. You are responsible for 3 people missing an entire day by sitting in an airport! It was the worst experience I have ever had flying. I think you should give me a discounted ticked to make up for ruining my day. Please make a change at the airport and direct people to their "hidden" gate.

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On October 7, 2017 my traveling companion (Sue Lytle) and I arrived in Lima Peru, after flying there on Latam Airlines flight 2068 from Cusco Peru. Our original booked flight was American Airlines flight 7694 operated by Latam, but due to problems caused by Latam we did not arrive on that flight. We arrived at 11:10 pm, with our connecting flight (AA 988) scheduled to leave at 11:54 pm. There was no one at the AA ticket counter or baggage check. Our cell phones did not work in Peru, so we could not generate electronic boarding passes. We did not know that the American Airlines ticket counter and baggage check closed one hour before the last flight leaves for the night, although we were later informed of this. We grabbed our luggage and went upstairs to speak with someone in the American Airlines office, but no one was there to help us. We were quite frustrated that we were going to miss our connecting flight!

A Latam attendant told us that the American Airlines ticket counter would reopen at 3:45 am. We opened up our sleeping bags and laid down in front of the AA ticket counter. After little sleep, AA opened up and we said we needed help getting back to the USA and told what happened. They sent us to the Latam counter for help. We hauled our luggage back and forth speaking with people at both airlines with no resolution to our dilemma. Finally, American Airlines said we would have to rebook, at a fee of $300 each, in order to get home. There was some hope that we might get a morning flight to Miami and then on to Atlanta, instead of our destination of Nashville, but by then, the Miami flight was full . Desperate to get home, we charged the American Airlines booking fee to Sue's credit card. Now, we were booked for an Oct. 8, 11:54 pm flight (988) to Dallas Fort Worth. We spent a grueling 24 hours in the Lima airport waiting. During this time, we spoke with Latam agent Ursula Olorregui who told us we should not have been charged for rebooking since missing the flight was not our fault. She advised us to file a complaint/claim.

We are requesting a refund of the $300 rebooking fee for each passenger, Sue Lytle and Anne Grindle. The record locator number for our trip was CKCREB. We have also filed a complaint/claim with Latam and disputed the charge on Sue Lytle’s credit card. Your speedy attention to this disappointing situation would be greatly appreciated.

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I flew with u a month ago set in airport for 14 hours lost 500 pay from work now I am setting on a plane in Texas with no pilots wtf I will lose 500 again I can't say I will never fly with aa again because all airlines are the same where did custermer service go

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I was flying out of Shreveport, LA.(shv) on Monday, labor day, Sept. 4, 2017. My flight was suppose to be a direct flight to Charlotte, NC at 7:30 am. The plane was there from the night before. We boarded the plane, about 45 people. No sooner did we get our seat belts on and they told us we needed to deplane due to a mechanical issue, which they knew about all night long. I personally feel that was bull, they only had 45 people on the flight so it wasn't profitable for them to fly out. I was then rebooked onto a flight to Dallas at 10:30. My original destination was Raleigh, NC. We boarded that plane, a full flight, only to be deplaned again for hydraulic leak. This flight was suppose to leave at 12:30. They did arrange another plane for us but that plane wasn't leaving till 3:30. We boarded the plane only to sit on a hot plane for 1 and half hours. They had said we were free to get up and walk around and even leave the plane, but no guarantee of reboarding the plane. They said if you leave take all your belongings. Needless to say that flight did take off at 5:10 not 3:30. They were so generous as to serve us water and a cookie. My original itinery had me getting to Raleigh at 12:15 PM, I did not get there till 9:00 pm. This was my 2nd time flying American. My first time was not as bad but did have a problem. Back in May I was flying from Shreveport to Syracuse, NY. As had a carry on with me. When I went to board the plane they told me I had to check the bag. The incompetent clerk sent my bag to the connecting flight in Dallas not straight through to Syracuse. Needless to say I got to Dallas and had to leave the terminal and go to baggage claim and then proceed back through TSA check point. My overall experience with American Airlines is you are the worst airline around. I will never fly American again. In Shreveport we don't have many choices but the big 3, but I will definitely switch back to Delta anytime. Due to this problem on the Sept. 4th flight, I missed a welcome party at the function I was going to Raleigh for. I can understand having to deplane maybe once but certainly not twice and the have a long delay on the third plane. Thank you, Robert C McEntee, phone # 716-984-3636

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On 9/16/2017 around 5:50pm my family was traveling from Chicago to Atlanta in security checkout location 7a when we encountered a TSA officer which was very rude and unprofessional representing TSA also American Airlines in a very distasteful way. We had a baby bag with milk inside, I do understand the necessary process to undergo in order to secure everyone including my family. As we patiently waited 20 min for the bag to be picked up and checked thoroughly after we cleared a young lady ( TSO Taylor) made the statement " when will y'all realize we don't care about your flight" my daughter and I were offended we placed no rush on anyone we were actually there 2 hours early as instructed, we asked the young lady for her name she refused becoming defensive and a bit belligerent with disregard for other AA customers. we then found an onsite supervisor who was very helpful and apologized for her conduct then gave us her name which is TSO Taylor. Ms. Taylors conduct was very unprofessional and she not only represents ,American Airline and the Airline industry in a whole.

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I purchased an American Airlines ticket using rewards miles for my 17 year old grandson, Preston Corneau-Morrow. Preston traveled from Fayetteville , North Carolina to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on August 19, 2017. Preston was supposed to return to Fayetteville on September 9 but, due to a family situation, he needed to go to Knoxville. This necessity became apparent approximately 3 days prior to his scheduled departure.

I telephoned American Airlines and the representative told me that she could make the change and that the “number of points were the same” so it would be an even exchange. I would not have to pay any additional points. Several days after he flew, I looked back at Preston’s original reservation because I was trying to understand why he was charged $25 to check a bag. When I looked at the original reservation, I saw that I was charged 20,000 miles for that flight. The flight to Knoxville was listed at 12,500 miles at the time of booking. This was clearly not an even exchange to me so I called American Airlines in an attempt to get a refund on my miles. The representative did not give me a reasonable explanation for not being able to refund my 7,500 miles nor did the supervisor I asked to speak with.

I am confident that if the situation were reversed and the original flight cost 12,500 miles and the second flight cost 20,000, I certainly would have been assessed the extra 7,500 miles. I would have understood and willingly paid the additional miles.

I also asked the representative about the $25 fee for Preston’s checked bag. She said that he was assessed that charge because the charge was made on my husband’s account. The baggage fee is waived only when he accompanies other customers on the same flight. We have been American Airlines Advantage members for over 25 years. I was never aware of this rule. I have flown both with and without my husband and have never been charged a baggage fee. Admittedly, in the past 3-4 years it has been more difficult for me to transact the business of booking flights and negotiating your website because the account is in his name. My husband and I tried to have the account changed to both our names but we denied that luxury. This is in spite of the fact that we both use an American Airlines Visa with the same account number and an American Airlines MasterCard with the same account number.

I am asking that the excess and unfair charge of 7,500 miles be reinstated in my account.

I am asking that you direct where I can see, in writing, that there is a baggage fee for customers who travel independent of the account holder.

I am asking that American Airlines add my name to the account so I am able to avoid past pitfalls and can continue to enjoy our long-standing relationship with American Airlines.

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My flight on Saturday was cancelled without notice. I missed my son's first college game and feel like I was robbed of something I will never get back. Customer service was the rudest I have ever experienced in my life. No help no compensation, Nothing. I'm speaking to an attorney. They should not be able to do this to people. My tickets were over $1,000. I and my family are devastated!! 5 standby flights and Nothing still.

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My wife and I had reservations to fly round trip from Houston, TX, to Providence, R.I., on 9/14/17, on a combination of AA and Delta. Because our house was flooded by Hurricane Harvey, we had to cancel our trip. I spoke to Travelocity, in some foreign country, and was informed that there is no refund, even in the wake of this national disaster, but that AA would give us a credit for up to one year. However, there would be an additional $200 fee, per person, per flight, plus any fair increase.

People in S.E. Texas will be suffering through this killer storm and many will not be able to travel, and you not only refuse to refund any money, but you are assessing any additional fee on top of this.

Are you serious,

Outrageous.

Ray Martini
Orange, TX
409-883-2005

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On August 24th I Had A Flight Leaving Ontario Ca To Seattle Washington When I Got There I Used A Machine To Get Boarding Pass And pay For Two Small Bags That Needed To Be Checked The Machine Was Not Working Like It Should The Lady At The Ticket Counter Came Over And we Explained That We Pushed The Buttons For Two Small Bags At 30 Dollars Each We Asked Her If The Machine Took The Payment Off My Debit Card And She Told Us No No No And That Was Not True She Said She Could Help Me At The Ticket Counter She Charged Me 50 Dollars Then For The Two Little Bags I Would Like A Full Refund For The Additional 59 Dollars That Was Charged On my Card I Have Already Put In Claims For A Refund And It Says Still Pending The Lady At Ontario Ca Airport Lied And There Was No Excuse For That At All Please Respond To My Claims Soon My Ticket0012145323389 My Daughters Is0012145323390 Thank You The PRN Code Is UNQVKF

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August The 24th I Had A Flight From Ontario Ca To Seattle Wa I Used The Machine To Get Boarding Pass And Pay For Two Small Bags That Needed To Be Checked The Machine Quit Working Before It Did It Charged My Debit Card 59 Dollars For The Bags The Lady At The Ticket Counter Came Over And Said She Would Help Me I Asked Her If The Machine Charged The 59 Dollars And She Told Me No That It Did not I Asked Her Again She Said No No When I Got Home My Bank Statement Said That I Was Charged 59 Dollars And 50 Dollars So I Was Charged 109 Dollars For Two Small Bags I Would Like A Full Refund Of 59 Dollars Back As Soon As You Can Do It Thank You Faith Crawford

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I purchase a ticket online with one of your representatives and paid additional $30.00 to ensure that my husband seating would be correct; all was great going to San Diego, however on the longest leg of the trip coming back from San Diego to Philadelphia. My husband who is 6ft. 3in. tall and was placed in a middle seat. I tried several times to get this corrected before boarding but each attendant suggested that I wait and speak to the agent at the gate. Once we got to the gate, they informed us there was nothing that they could do because all seats were full. This information was false, as well. I called the 800 number and they stated that they had one seat remaining, but because the agent at the gate had checked him in, she would not be able to change the seating. I am requesting a full return for my return seat or a round trip ticket. HERE IS THE RECORD LOCATOR NO: ZZ1QBU. I can be reached at 703-489-6991.

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My husband and I experienced a problem going back home to Charlotte from St. Martin on August 12th. The check in machines were down and there was no one around to help get our tickets to go back home. We asked for help at the American Airlines service desk and she said that she couldn't leave here post. We arrived in plenty of time to catch the flight. We didn't have any bags to check since we traveled with only a backpack. We finally got in a line with others with checked baggage hoping that someone around would help us. While in that line the check in machines finally came back on so I got in that line to get our ticket. Others in line with us got the same black and white ticket out of the machine indicating that we should see an attendant so we went back to the service desk where the lady wouldn't help us the first time. She indicated that if we wanted to go home we would have to pay 150.00 more and catch the next flight back to Charlotte. We really didn't have the extra money and had to put it on our credit card but wanted to get home. We had no other choice. Yes,, there were people employed during that time but they were all downstairs at the boarding desk laughing about a shoe that was left on a plane. No one was upstairs to help us and we had plenty of time to get on our flight. I have tried to talk with Alicia Rande but she won't call me back after we got cut off on Friday. My next step will be in written form or with a call to Doug Parker to explain the situation. This is poor business and customer relations. This is a big matter to me and I don't expect to pay for something that is not my fault. My first correspondence back was an email that didn't have anything to do with my trip. It was a form letter. This shouldn't be the way you treat paying customers. We paid money for our trip and didn't use frequent flyer miles or credit card miles.

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ON 8/27/2017 WE HAD TICKETS ON AA TO FLY FROM ROME TO LOS ANGELES VIA DALLAS. AT THE ROME AIRPORT WHEN WE CHECKED IN WE WERE TOLD THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO FLY TO LOS ANGELES TO VIA CHARLOTTE. WHEN WE GOT TO CHARLOTTE ABOUT 1 AND 1HALF HOURS LATE FROM ROME AND RAN HUNDREDS OF YARDS TO A DISTANT TERMINAL THE PLANE HAD NOT YET TAKEN OFF BUT WE WERE DENIED BOARDING (BOARDING TIME WAS 5:20 AND WE GOT THERE AT 5:12). THE NEXT PLANE TO LOS ANGELES WAS SCHEDULED FOR 8:00 PM BUT DID NOT LEAVE UNTIL AFTER 9:30pm DUE TO BEING ONE STEWARD SHORT. THE ORIGINAL FLIGHT TO LOS ANGELES ON OUR ORGINAL TICKET WAS SUPPOSED BE 6:55 PM AND WE ARRI VE AFTER 11:20pm (OVER A 4 HOUR DELAY). WE HAD PAID FOR A BUSINESS CLASS TICKET AND WERE PUT INTO ECONOMY CLASS. WE OUR ENTITLED TO A REFUND BECAUSE WE HAD PAID FOR BUSNIESS CLASS. ALSO OUR LUGGAGE (3 PIECES) ARRIVED IN LOS ANGELES AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND AT DIFFERENT TERMINALS AND IT TOOK ABOUT TWO HOURS AT THE AIRPORT TO FIND THEM.
OUR NAMES ARE STANLEY AND ROBERTA LEDERMAN AND I CAN BE REACHED AT 310-780-1650.

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I was booked on flight from Greenville,SC to Seattle,WA via Charlotte (Flights AA 5117 and 443 on August 26th, 2017). When I got to the main passenger ticketing area, there weren't many people there, and I was called up quickly. I was told to use the computer screen, but was unable to find the number required from the paperwork given me by Clemson University. When I asked the attendant to help me, she said " I don't really like reading", and stood there. The other woman behind the counter laughed. It was left to another customer to help me, and she determined that I hadn't been given the complete paperwork. Eventually they found me, and when handed my ticket, I asked the gate number. No answer. I did not have my glasses with me (they saw a case, but it was empty - the glasses were way in the bottom of my carry on), so I squinted and asked if it was 13A. One woman said "Oh Lord.....he thinks it's 13A," and they laughed. They asked me to look again, and after another wrong guess on my part (met with further condescending laughter), when I got it right, I got mock applause. One of them then said "I'll help you out sweetheart", and proceeded to circle the gate number several times. Seething, I then asked if the escalator was to my left, and was told "Oh, no....I'm not helping you with that kind of life changing decision!". When I left, they practically collapsed laughing.

I have never been treated like this by an airline. I was humiliated, and the butt of an extended joke. I travel often for Clemson, and generally take another carrier, but I was asked to take American this time because of a slight difference in price. You can be absolutely certain that the travel booking group at the University will get this report, in even more detail than I have given you. I am outraged.

As I write this, less 20 minutes has elapsed. Whoever was at the desk at 11:00 are the ones responsible - there were no other employees visible.

Robert McCrary
Environmental Compliance Officer
Clemson University

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Fight from Las Vegas to Chicago on to Traverse City Mi was poorly handled by American airline. Costing us 8 hours of wasted time, $60 in additional costs and missed activities at our final destination. Flight 2562 from Las Vegas to Traverse City touched down early on the runway at O'Hare airport. We were told by the captain, twice, that we would get to the gate early. However, due to excess traffic we were left in the "airplane parking lot" for a length of time. We circled into the gate area only to go back to the parking lot.

Now instead of an early arrival we arrived at our gate late. These things happen, however, here is the complaint. Instead of being courteous and allowing those passengers with connecting flights to exit the airplane first our exit took 10 precious minutes. Then when we exited and asked the agent what gate we were to go to she did not call ahead to tell them that we were on our way or even tell us the distance to our next gate. We went from K1 to G 18, the farthest gate in the American airline terminal! We were 5 minutes late.

Doors were closed and we were rebooked on a flight instead of 1:15 pm flight 3576 we were to leave at 9:50 pm on flight 3303! So we had to eat lunch, dinner and get a taxi home! Our ride at 3:15 pm was not able to pick us up at midnight. The personnel were somewhat rude and not helpful. We would hope to be reimbursed our excess expenditures of $60. Otherwise I will find it hard to fly or recommend this airline to others.

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Charging extra money for seats on flights is a bad practice. No other airlines that I have dealt with charges extra for selecting seats online or charges if you talk to a representative and are charged $50 per seat. I forgot that you charge for seats and that seems to be only since my last flight so I forgot on this flight this week. I will do my best never to choose AA again.

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I flew on AA 135 from London to LAX on Aug. 29th. (ticket code:1 001 2379856301 4). The flight attendants went through the plane delivering the "special request vegetarian meals". Next, they delivered meals to everyone else. When they got to me, the chicken meal was all gone and I was stuck with a vegetarian meal that I did not request or want. It was a pile of overcooked spinach and rice with a tiny bit of veg. sauce to one side of the rice. I left it and ate the tiny salad and roll. This was not up to American Airlines food quality that I am use to.

I feel American Airlines corporate office owes me some kind of reimbursement. At least a meal voucher for a domestic flight with no expiration date. I have been a loyal Airlines customer and even have the AA Citi Advantage credit card.

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My daughter was on a flight on Thursday 9/15/2016 from Nashville, TN to Houston, TX with a stop in Dallas, TX. Her flight number was 2259 & 2368. Her flight was late taking off from Nashville due to weather in Dallas. Upon landing in Dallas she was told by her flight attendant that she would be fine, her connecting flight was still at the gate. Upon departing the plane she asked an American Airlines employee to please radio the gate and let them know she was on her way, again she was told not to worry her flight was still at the gate, which it was. Upon reaching the gate my daughter was told that they didn't think she was going to make it so they had given her seat to someone else.

At this time the gate was not closed and people were still boarding. This was the last flight out of Dallas to Houston! My daughter was told she would have to spend the night in the Dallas airport until the morning flight. I am outraged by this, my daughter had a seat assigned to her and it should not have been given to someone else, I paid for that seat, it was hers! The attendant working that gate was rude to her to the point where she was crying. This was our first time flying AA and it will definitely be our last! That your company would expect a young girl to spend the night in an airport is appalling.

Thankfully my husband and I were able to drive the 3 hours there and back to pick up our daughter because we did not feel she was safe or being looked after by anyone in your company. I sincerely hope you change the way you do things so someone else's daughter doesn't have to go through this. I am sure this complaint will fall on deaf ears but I feel better!

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On August 19, 2016, my family of four were sitting on flight 253 (Confirmation #HUROKR) to Hawaii, Maui in LAX for 3 hours unable to take off because the plane had a mechanical problem and was able to take off on time. We sat in the plane unable to get something to eat. We were told several times from the pilot that he did not have the authority to let us leave and had no exact time when our plane would take off to Hawaii. It was miserable not being able to get food. We did not get offer water or even alone snacks.

A lunch from American Airlines would have been the appropriate thing to do for a full plane. My family and I would like to request a minimal check to take the family to a nice lunch. Maybe a check of $150.00 dollars to cover the suffering and waiting. We paid a total of $3,500 dollars on tickets round trip for 5 people we deserve some type of compensation from American Airlines. Please contact for additional information if needed.

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I am not a person who normally complains because life is just too short, however this should be brought to your attention. This is in reference to a recent flight #AA1463 I took from Chicago O’Hare to Ft. Lauderdale on August 11th. I understand that the plane is going to be warm until we take off but this flight was unbearable for the first 20 minutes. The air was barely coming thru the vents; lots of people were complaining. They apologize and asked us to open the vents all the way however the air was barely coming thru. I took the first flight out so it should have not been this warm. My flight going to Chicago was in the morning and was nowhere as warm as this one and the vents were fine.

The biggest complaint I have is about 1 hour into the flight, I had gotten very congested and did not know why to find out there was a dog on board directly across from me. They kept him in a bag until the very end and that’s when I saw the dog. I am highly allergic to dogs. I was not aware that passengers can bring animal’s on board unless they were service pets. So the next time I fly with American I will inquire if any pets are around me. This was the worst flight I have ever taken, very uncomfortable and I suffered terrible breathing for the remainder of the flight. Had I known there was a dog that close to me I would have changed my seat. I hope you take this into consideration because if pets are brought on board, you really need to notify passengers or find out if anyone has allergies. You don’t have peanuts on board anymore because of people with allergies and to me this is the same concept.

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On August 2, my family flew on AA Flight 530 from Seattle and experienced a layover in Philadelphia. We arrived at 6:06 AM on the morning of August 3 and made our way to our connecting flight 4855. A delay was explained as bad weather in Albany, NY. We checked and the ceiling in Albany was 12,000 feet. Then we were told of another delay. After waiting more time, we were told unceremoniously that the flight to Albany was cancelled. We could be wait-listed for the 9 PM flight that night.

My daughter and son-in-law decided it was best to take their toddlers and rent a car to make the trip north. Imagine being in the car all day with 2 toddlers from Philadelphia to Albany. Unable to rent a car one way to Albany and unsure how many days we would be stranded in the Philadelphia airport my husband and I decided to take the train. We were told to go downstairs and wait for our luggage, for which we had paid $25.00 for each suitcase. After 1 1/2 hours we were told that one bag was already on its way to Albany, the other was still being retrieved from the plane. At 2 hours I checked again and was told that both pieces of luggage were already in Albany.

Again, we could be waitlisted for the 9 PM flight for which there was already a long waiting list because the flight from the day before had stranded a number of passengers overnight at the airport. We thus chose to take the train into Philadelphia, proceeding to Penn Station and thence to Albany. It was an all day trip but we made it to Albany by 6 PM. Then we had travel from the train station to the airport to retrieve our luggage. (My daughter's family's reservations for the return trip from JFK on Monday, Aug 8 was cancelled without any notice from American.. They arrived at the airport to learn that just before boarding. Imagine their frustration with 2 toddlers to take care of).

My husband and I are petitioning for a refund on our luggage checked baggage fee ($50.00) plus the cost of our train fare, ($164.90). And we feel that we should be refunded for the Philadelphia - Albany leg of our trip. If there is no response to my letter I intend to contact my Washington State Senator who is on the Transportation Committee in the US Congress.

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I booked a flight for Christmas at 487.70 Total. The confirming email was very late--I never checked it. I didn't realize it was wrong until I received the pre-flight check-in notification one week after I booked the flight for Christmas. The dates were 10 days apart. The flight the reservation system booked for me was one week later for a short 2 day flight. I booked the car rental from the AA website that populated the dates automatically to match the flight days correctly for Christmas. I have the confirming email for the car rental. I explained this but All I got was "the system say's you booked the two day flight at that price one week before the flight". There are no deals that good for a flight one week before for two days at that distance but it fell on deaf ears.

There is no way that I mistakenly booked a flight for August for 2 days at that price instead of a December, January flight. The computer is always right even when basic logic is overwhelming and crystal clear. So now of course there are no flights at that price when I know they were available. Something happened and I'm very disappointed and hurt by the complete disregard for the facts.

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Here's a complaint. 6 weeks ago Gail and I were heading for Maui when American Airlines cancelled our flight out of Dallas. The next day we flew out, but this time they put us in Economy instead of the $1033 more we had paid for first class. Here's the thing: Despite 3 emails and the travel agent's efforts, they have not refunded us that money or even answered us. For a retired teacher and a teacher's aide, $1033 is a lot of money. If you can, avoid AA. They are always late, frequently cancelled and darned hard to get them to pay up on refunds. American Airlines just plain stinks!

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I flew with my daughter and family to the Cayman Island on July 30th and returned on August 8th. The flight there was great . they were there with a wheel chair each time we got off the planes. But on the way back it was totally different. I had asked have a wheel chair when we landed in Charlotte NC and St Louis but that did not happen. I have lower back issue and can't walk that far. I was really disappointed because it left me in a lot of pain.

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When I purchased my tickets, because I am disabled, I asked for a seat closer to the front because I'm on crutches. I was told I could not be helped at that time, but someone from the disability area would call me a few days before the flight to help with better seats. No one called and when I called, I was only offered seats in the middle or a few rows back. I asked if I fall trying to maneuver what will you people say. I could have gotten better seats but AA dropped the ball. When I asked if I could change my flight, I was told yes, but I would have to purchase a new ticket.

Even though AA didn't help, the offered to carry me back to my seat in a wheel chair, which I find so humiliating. Of course the seats in the front were available tto purchase, but I could not be accommodated. Instead of telling me I would have to pay for another flight, you already have my money, so there's nothing I can do. I should at least be offered a seat that is for purchase, but of course not. I ended up buying one on my own to try to help. But why did I have to buy it, if it was available. This is horrible how you treat those of us with disabilities, even when I tried to get a better seat earlier, but I was told I would have to wait--wait to be mistreated.

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I was traveling on American Airlines on Wednesday July 6th 2016. I arrived at the Dallas Fort Worth airport at 12:45pm traveling on flight #463 to Charlotte, North Carolina which was suppose to leave at 2:32pm but was delayed to 2:55pm. That really didn't bother me much but my return flight to Dallas Fort Worth is where it all started. I was returning on Sunday July 10th on flight #721 when it all started to unravel. I arrived at the Douglas Airport in Charlotte, NC at 4:00 pm for my flight back to DFW flight #721 leaving at 5:40pm.

I boarded the airplane at 5:25 which was suppose to depart at 5:40 but that did not happen. The captain came on the loud speaker at about 5:35 letting us know that we were waiting on passengers from an international flight to arrive to this flight. I had no problem with that thinking that it would be about 15 or 20 minutes, which it was. They arrived got situated and now I'm thinking ok now were going to be on our way. Now at this point it has been about an hour the captain comes on again and says he is waiting for numbers from the dispatcher to take off. Apparently he never received the numbers until 7:00 because we still haven't left yet. At this point I am very irritated seating on this plane all this time with no water offered to me by the staff. I guess he finally gets the numbers to take off and the time now is 7:15.

I travel Amercian Airlines paying the the higher price which I don't mind because I like to get where I'm going on time. I am an AAdvantage customer and this delay has really annoyed me to the point that I am writing this letter. If I wanted to be inconvenienced like I was I would have flown with Spirit Airlines. I feel at this point I need to be compensated some kind of way. Thank you, Camille Cheers

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How does American Airlines not have a protocol with flights that are delayed and cancelled and get re-booked the next day. My 18 year old daughter and 19 year old friend got stranded in Orlando with no assistance from any American airline agent. How does this happen?

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Arrived 3 hours early, checked in, terminal belt went down. Was sent to a new terminal, made to stand in two more lines just to be told they could not help us. When we finally got to someone and we were advised that the bags would not make it and we would be rescheduled for departure the next day. Meaning I lose on time, paid time off work, the money I spent for tonight's hotel, and the activity scheduled bc it has a 24 hour cancellation policy. This is completely unacceptable! I will wait for a response to this complaint.

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My Letter to VP of Flight Operations: "Hi Mr. Stone, Thank you for accepting my request. On Sunday June 12 I was scheduled to fly out of DFW to RDU at 6:30 PM. DFW had canceled several flights to to sever weather. I understand that, but what happened afterwards has left me wondering if I should book future flights with AA. After arriving in DFW , I immediately located a boarding agent and requested a seat on the next flight to RDU. She took my ID an issues me a boarding pass. I was a little surprised but didn't think much of it. After boarding the plane I was informed that there was a mistake and I was issued the wrong boarding pass. It had another passenger's name on it. I was asked to leave the plane and I politely told them that I was not leaving the flight because it was American's mistake.

The captain said "Well we can do this the easy way or the hard way, but you are exiting this plane". What upset me most was that they allowed several stand by passengers to stay on the flight and did not ask any of them to leave. It was obvious that the flight was overbooked because there were 2 other gentlemen that were asked to leave along with myself. When I asked for compensation for a room, or an upgrade to first class on the next flight, I was told no because it was due to DFW ATC stopping flights for 4 hours. I have had other issues with American in the past, IE, Flight delays and changing gates.

At a time when oil prices are low and the Airlines are recording record profits, i cannot understand why AA was not willing to comp the Motel room and cab fair. I would like to respectfully request a full refund of my ticket plus compensation of $200 for the motel room and cab fare.Please let me know if AA can accommodate my request. Thanks." This is the response I received from the VP of Flight Operations: "Sir: I am away from my office at this time, but to ensure your concerns are reviewed, I would like to suggest that you contact customer relations via AA.COM. I work on the flight operations side of the business and customer relations is better suited to investigate your concerns." Unbelievable, blown off by the VP.

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I have flown on AA for he last twenty years. June 12th 2016 we experienced bad weather this is no ones fault. However, Sitting on the runway for approximately 2 hours inflamed my Fibromyalgia causing me sever nerve pain, my medication was left on the plane and I didn't get it until the next day June 13th around 11:00. No one seemed to care about my pain and discomfort except for Mr. Duke a kind and caring agent working the night of June 12th. I am extremely disappointed in the poor service, lack of communication and organization between employees throughout AA and the poor attitudes of most of the employees.

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I had a flight scheduled to leave Norfolk, Virginia, on June 3, 2016, at 11:40. The flight number was 5427. The flight was delayed for 2 hours as we sat on the runway. We missed the connecting flight because of the delay and the next flight was scheduled to leave 3 hours later. After sitting in the airport for the 3 hours, the next plane, flight number 2073, was once again delayed for another 2 hours. Once again we ended up sitting on the runway for 2 hours. I arrived in New York after 9:00pm. I had tickets to a Broadway play, which I missed.

The ticket to "Shuffle Along", cost me $169.00. It started at 8:00pm. When I called customer service from the airport, I was offered $50.00 as compensation and was told that there is no reimbursement for weather related delays. There were no weather delays. The weather was beautiful up and down the entire east coast. This was my first and last time flying American Airlines and I want justice from this airline. My weekend trip became a one day trip and I wasted much valuable time and money. There were no apologies made and no reasonable accommodations. There is no live person to talk to about this horrendous airline!

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I complained but received no action other than your receipt of my complaint. You have all the details. I paid for first class accommodations and was told that they could give me a simple egg omelet for my breakfast because they didn't have enough. They said I ad to have pancakes or nothing and that I should complain about this cost saving move. How is it possible to not get anything for breakfast on a first class international flight - March 15, 2016 from San Jose Costa Rica to Miami flight Aa1204, seat 4B.

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Am seeking reimbursement for 55 pound baggage fee of $100.00. I am a FEMA employee. Please See Attached!

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I called AA on 3/27/16 to ask a question about my passport after I tried to check in on-line and was unsuccessful. While I was on the line with the agent I asked, no less than three times, whether or not the first bag was free on an international flight. I pointed out that I was flying from Missouri in the US to Mexico. I was told that the first bag would be free each of the three times I asked. I repeatedly asked, "Are you sure?" I pointed out that the website made it look like there may be a charge, but it stated that there were exceptions. Over and over she told me that the first bag would be free. When we arrived at the airport we were charged! So, there went a chunk of our vacation spending money! AA needs to better train the people that answer the phone. One person says one thing and another says something different!

Flight #362 was to depart from MCI at 9:29 am on Sunday March 27th. The flight was initially delayed due to the need to de-ice the plane. When that was completed the plane taxied to the runway to take off. At that point we would have made our connection in DFW for Flight #1256 to Cozumel. But, Flight 362 did not take off because the "Stall Light" would not turn off, a mechanical failure. So, we had to return to a gate until the problem was solved. We finally took off from Kansas City so late we missed our connection in DFW to get to Cozumel. There were no more flights that day from DFW to Cozumel. Since we had already pre paid our accommodations in Cozumel at Grand Park Royal Resort, and did not want to spend the night sitting in a chair at DFW, we got on an AA flight to Cancun. After arriving in Cancun we had to pay to fly to Cozumel at the price of $55.00 each. There goes another chunk of our vacation spending money!

When we arrived in DFW from MCI we discovered that Jane's luggage was lost. We were told that it made it to Cozumel. We pointed out that that was impossible because the flight we missed to Cozumel was the last of the day and her luggage could not possibly have been on it because it was in the air with us on delayed flight 362! We waited for the next flight from MCI to DFW to arrive and her luggage was not on that one either! We went on to Cozumel without it.

Jane had to sleep in the clothes she wore all day Sunday and then she had to wear them all day Monday after sleeping in them. We were unable to enjoy the resort all day our first day because she only had the clothes on her back. She had no swim suit or sun screen or even a pair of shorts. She wore a long skirt on the plane! Jane called AA Monday morning was told her suitcase was still in Dallas! She did not get it until 10:35 pm on Monday after checking it at MCI at 8:30 am Sunday morning! That is 2 days to get luggage from MCI to Cozumel.

We would like to be reimbursed for the $55.00 each we paid to get to Cozumel from Cancun and $50.00 each for the luggage I was told would be free. That is a total of $210.00 of extra expense due to American Airlines. We would also like compensation for missing an evening and full day of use at the resort.

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When I arrived to LAX airport the ticket agent with American airlines American Airlines flights 1588-from lax, & flight 1397 from Miami to Montego Bay didn't see my reservation that was booked through Travelocity firstly. Once retrieved I was questioned several times of having multiple bookings ok the info was retrieved. Secondly the counter attendant didn't give me a connecting flight to my final destination in which it was paid for (3rd Mistake).

I had to collect my bags, re check in Miami the counter agent was unprofessional questioning stamp dates and my citizenship by me having a unconditional stamp in my passport (mentioning she's been employed for approximately 40 years and never saw an American passport with foreign status as mine) another agent beside her confirmed it was valid (4th Mistake) once all said and done I had to get to my final destination, hustle to my connecting flight.

I'd requested wheelchair in final destination nothing was awaiting my arrival so I walked to immigration I have two artificial knees (I did have a chair in my first and second departure but not the last.) The experience was very humiliating and tiresome I need to be compensated.

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Our flight left at 6:05am Saturday April 2nd. As instructed we arrived at the airport 2hrs ahead of our flight. Because of the security having a insane long line, I asked an American Agent passing by that we were concerned that we would miss our flight. He looked at my ticket and assured me we would be ok. As more time passed I went and asked another agent and was told the same thing. Of course we missed our flight. The agent at the gate could not have cared less to were another agent stepped in to help. We had to pay an additional $300.00 or it was $150.00 not be on standby. My husband had radio interviews and release parties that had commercial's paid for and had to be in Fresno at a certain time..

This trip was a night mare dealing with incompetent agent who could not provide us with correct information. If we would have been given correct info I would have no problem asking people if we could move ahead of them. Not one of the agents we asked told us that they close the gate 15 mins early.. I am the first to understand rules. Then to mention the sour faces of the Stewarts on the plane and the rudeness was unacceptable.. Our flight on the way home was no problem..But we will never ever fly this airline ever. The additional money we had to pay was not our fault.

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My daughter booked a flight from ORD to San Antonio to surprise her brother during graduation from basic. We went to pick her up at the airport only to learn that her flight has been delayed by an hour and a half, arriving now after midnight, because a crew member was late. Now we will get less than four hours of sleep before our son's big day. Thank you for being so inconsiderate crew member.

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After booking a number of flights for a holiday from uk. to Orlando in September 2015 to fly march 2016 I was informed in January 2016 that changes to the flight itinerary was taking place.These changes were unsuitable to my requirements and applied for a refund,this involved filling a refund form to be completed which I duly completed on 20th of January 2016. I E-mailed the forms to Omega flight store UK as they were the travel agents I was using for the booking.It stated on the form that it took 6-8 weeks to complete the refund.

I found that i was in an impossible position because I had to accept this condition or no refund would be forthcoming..I find it astounding that it takes so long to reimburse passengers through no fault of their own.When the booking was made it took 6-8 seconds for the monies paid to leave my bank account..I will be informing ABTA of this dilemma that I and probably many other passengers find themselves in.

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I was checking in at the kiosk in Orlando MCO yesterday for flight #2080 and accidentally entered group 1 boarding. I saw this right away and wanted to back out but the only option was to hit Start Over which it did but it immediately printed a boarding pass and made the $15.00 charge to my credit card. I had no way to back out of the entry or to cancel the charge. I spoke to the check in desk manager and he said he couldn't do anything. I contacted American Airlines customer service line and was told I would have to wait to get my credit card statement and request a refund at the time.

I think this is TERRIBLE service. Also, and more importantly your kiosk should have the ability to back out of an errant entry and not have this mess to begin with. You really need to get that corrected. I would like a refund for the $15.00 and not any type of airline credit.

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On Monday February 15,2016 on Flight 3304 coming from Peoria Illinois. The Flight was great until we Landed . Chicago , O'Hare International Airport. All passengers on this flight were sitting on this plane for over an hour on the run way. The staff was great, what the heck was management thinking. This is totally unacceptable. Chicago has had more snow and cold weather than this in pass history. This was not handled professionally, I won't tell you all how to do your job, but I will say that I know it should have been handle in more respectable manner. Some customer missed connecting flights. I missed my ride. and had to wait an hour for another ride. The passengers on American Airlines Flight 3304, should be compensated for the unnecessary time sitting on the plane on the run way.

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I was scheduled to depart from LGA to DFW on a 6pm flight. Due to weather conditions the flight was delayed to 6:50pm, than 7:15pm, 9:30pm, 10:50pm, than 10:20pm. This kept going on al day, which resulted to me staying at the airport all day. After 12:00am the flight came in, and the passengers were informed the flight was cancelled due to illegality (In other words, the flight attendants are exhausted and opt not to fly to Dallas). Understandable.

However there was no courtesy provided to the customers who camped out at the airport all day. At one point we were told American Airlines are attempting to call other flight attendants (which never happened). We were then told the flight has been rescheduled for 7:30am on 02/16. No only were there no accommodations (hotel vouchers). we were told due to security reasons, we have to exit the gate and sleep outside of TSA.

It was absolutely humiliating to treat a customer this way. There was a lack of service and in most cases the customers were made to feel it was our fault. There was a lack of information, provided to the customers, and the manager "Sue" was less than helpful. There were customers on wheelchairs sleeping on the floor. I have always been prideful to fly American, and it is absolutely disappointed to have experienced this kind of treatment.

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We purchased a round trip ticket from Indy to NYC( LGA) on Thursday 2/4/16 and arrived just fine with no problems. However on Monday 2/8/16 we have a flight to leave at 2:00 p.m. and got checked in just fine however , it was delayed then cancelled with no explanation and just said you know be leaving at 7:35 and nobody told us or offered any vouchers just and the gate got changed several again with no explanations.

Then finally when we did boarded it was around 8:45 or so and they got us all on board deiced the plane went out to taxi and after sitting on the runaway for about 2 hours if not longer then told us we had to go back to the gate and at that time again we had to continue to wait until another gate was available for us and once back in the airport around 11:30 ish we had to stand in line and they said ( flight attendants & pilot ) that we would get a hotel on American Airlines because they had timed out on their work time.

We were not offered anything such as food/drink vouchers, hotels, taxi's fees, parking etc and then when we went to get our luggage my husband's luggage was soaking wet and we went to the baggage compliment area and put in a compliment his clothes were soaking wet and then to find out again that you guys over no Mercy.

We had to leave the airport get another taxi, hotel, taxi back the next day and miss work, pay for another day of parking in Indy and once again the flight was delayed on Tuesday and we had to change gates again and take a shuttle to a different terminal again with no one caring or offering us anything. We are very disappointed in how the whole event unfolded. You guys knew that they were not ever gone to be able to take off. We have flown with American Airlines many times over the years. Would appreciate some type of compensation or voucher.

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Dear Sir or Mam I was on a return flight from Las Vegas to Jacksonville NC with a stop in Charlotte NC after arriving in Charlotte I saw on your board that the flight going to Jacksonville had been cancelled. I immediately went to the American Airlines customer service desk to get help. I was travelling with my fiancé and after about forty five minutes the agent had gotten us tickets for a flight the next morning my fiancé's flight was confirmed and I had to go standby.

I was disappointed in the time it took although the woman seemed to be friendly I felt that things did not go as smooth as they should have she had to make several calls and said the issues were due to the merger between American and US Air. I asked about getting a room or even renting a car and she said they could not do that. I really felt like I was left to fend for myself and thought your airline should have been more helpful especially since this was due to no fault of my own.

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I booked a flight (record locator jwackq) in December to southeast Asia. I paid more than 800 dollars in upgrades. The plane had mechanical problems in Chicago and the flight was cancelled. On three separate occasions, your customer service people assured me that the money would be refunded within 10 to 12 business days. That was more than 6 weeks ago and so far the refund is still in your account instead of mine. I want to know today the status of that refund. This is also the second time I have filled out this online form. AA corporate headquarters have yet to respond to the first one sent more than 3 weeks ago.

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Myself, my wife 6 months pregnant and my 4 children from 2-13 were booked on flight 739 leaving Miami at 9:34 pm arriving at Philadelphia 12:24 am on 1/30/2016 arriving on 1/31/2016 we get to the ticket booth to check our bags they refuse to take it because it was within 45 min of takeoff and they don't except bags within that time frame. I'm obligated to empty my suitcase and divide it into 6 shopping bags so we ca takeout on flight. I had to throw out my$159 dollar suitcase and start running with my family to the security line.

Security line is very crowded and we tell them our flight is leaving shortly they move us to the front but for some reason stop the line due to finding a laptop that was unclaimed for 15 minutes we beg them to check us through but they refused. By the time we left security line we had to run to our gate that was literally a mile away with4 kids and a pregnant wife to get to our gate. The flight left as we arrived at gate.

They knew we checked in and were racing to gate they couldn't are less. We had to spend the night at airport to go on standby the next morning for a 7:10 Am flight. The airport air conditioning was blasting my children and wife were freezing. It was impossible to fall asleep on your chairs that are obviously not meant to lye across. We never slept spent 10 hours at airport your crew could have held the plane for 2 more minutes we were 6 passengers of witch 4 were children.

We hit traffic going to airport we had to return car get shuttle wait on line to check in throw out a suitcase run to gate to have missed plane by 2 minutes.children are sick from 10 hours of blasting air conditioning, unable to sleep. The crew at the security were heartless they couldn't care less that we were late and told us not to bother we would never make it due to gate being a mile away with all our carry on in hand it was a losing battle no help and no one alerted flight that we were running to gate to make it.

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Arrived Sun. Jan. 17, 2016 in Miami, FL from Columbus, OH my checked bag could not be located. Reported to your customer service desk. File # MIAAA00428898. Was told that my bag should be taken to my hotel by 8am (Hilton Downtown) or "worst case, be delivered to my cruise ship before departure..." Next morning Mon. 18, NO BAG at hotel, had to purchase gift shop shorts and shirt! Called airline, NO BAG!

Had to rush to a shopping area to try to find clothing and shoes to wear on my much anticipated vacation cruise! Also had to purchase essentials on ship, and just do without other belongings to make my trip great and comfortable. Called airline Tues 19, found bag "where do you want your bag delivered? they asked. Needless to say "MAJOR MISTAKE" . Now, after making an 80 mile round trip to IND airport to talk face to face with someone from American airlines, (because all aa phones are automated) hopefully my bag will be delivered to my home tomorrow. How can aa make this up to me?

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I submitted a written complaint online the last week of January, 2015, regarding a request for airline credit for my experience flying from Jackson Mississippi to Lynchburg Virginia. My flight on the 23rd of December from Charlotte to Lynchburg was cancelled and I had to rent a car. The only one available was at the cost of $200. In addition to this, my bag was lost for two days. I have yet to hear back from someone regarding my submission of complaint. I would appreciate someone calling me.

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I had the worst experience of my life flying from Boston on Dec. 29 (800am flight to Washington DC. It was a terrible icy slippery ride (4hours ) to get to Logan Normally takes 45min. We left early knowing the weather condition. The major roads and buses were jammed. I made it to the airport by 8 but was not allowed on plane. I then waited standby several hours more refused on that one then tried again, and refused again. I had terrible anxiety attacks and the service dept agents were extremely frustrated and nasty.I received no definitive answers from anyone. I was treated poorly during my entire 12 and a half hours and was crying from frustration.

I missed an entire day with my grandchild. I headed home on bus to Braintree when my daughter called and said get off the bus. (I was on the last bus out) I was so exhausted mentally and physically I nearly had a nervous breakdown. This should not happen to a frequent flyer of your airline. I understand you have all kinds of dilemmas to face but I feel as if I was treated terribly. I would like either a refund or partial refund which I can use for my next flight. I always considered your airline reputable and have never been treated with such disrespect.

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To: American Airlines Complaint Center. Re: Flight Attendant Carolyn – Aggressive Attitude toward traveler Carlos G Vazquez- Senior and Handicap person. Aboard the flight AA 2180 from SJ to Dallas TX with final destination to San Antonio TX, on Jan 8th 2016, . Boarding at 2.35pm. Record locator EGXFYG and with boarding passes attached in this email. Summary of Incident of Aggression: A flight attendant by the name of Carolyn, middle age woman with blond hair. Displayed an aggressive, harsh, demeanor, rude and loud words in front of a full occupancy flight to my husband Carlos G Vazquez, 62 y/o with disabilities.

Incident: While boarding the plane we were the last persons to board a full plane, an overhead storage area on isle 7 was empty was we walk in and I told my husband to use it to store a small computer and handbag inside it, as he was exhausted from walking and we thought the plane was full and maybe the storage areas in the back of the plane were full where we were to seated.

As we were placing our bags in the above bin #7 Carolyn was next to us watching near the front door entrance and didn’t say anything. We them walk to our seats (24c&d) and after 2-4 minutes later arolyn walks up to my husband and very load and rude way, shouting at him in front of everyone in the plane said, “ you had to place your bags back here where you are seated, I am going to let it go for now but make sure it doesn’t happen again”, as she is shouting to my husband ,I on the other side of the isle seated ,are saying “ ok, we didn’t know , thanks”, Madelyn never turned to look at me, she continue to repeat the same words to my husband very loud , at the point where everyone surrounding us were looking to see what was going on.

My husband them upset and trying to understand her behavior, said to her “ how do you know it was me ?. she responded, because I saw you, for which my husband asked her, “ if you saw me, why didn’t you say anything them and waited until now?. Madelyn paused and the responded because I was busy doing other things and didn’t have the time.

My husband in astonishing and embarrass gesture turn to me and I said “ don’t let her bad mood and behavior take your peace”. Never to said it was the worse flight ever after that incident. My husband had to take his blood pressure pills again because he didn’t feel well the rest of the flight. If something happens to my husband to the incident , we could pursue a lawsuit against American. We had friend in the flight that are willing to testify as witness,

I understand the flight attendants are place in planes to help people, she could of asked us if we needed help relocating our bags, and if she saw us in the beginning placing the bags incorrectly she could of politely redirected us to another storage bin. There were so many way she could have guided us instead of displaying such a load and rude behavior. We didn't know there was specific designated area for bags.

After an ½ hr. on the air I believe she realize that what she did was wrong or maybe some of the other flight attendants told her she was out of place and as she was walking back and forth the isle she was holding her ID badge in her hand as if trying to hide her name avoiding for us to send a complaint. But in a disregard way one time I saw her name as she approach me, the rest of the flight she put on a red vest to hide the ID badge.

Madelyn knew she did same thing wrong and because of her aggression and rudeness, she placed us and the rest of the people around us in a uncomfortable tough spot the rest of the flight. We will never use American to fly again due to her behavior. But I am hoping that with this report Madelyn will never take her bad attitude , aggression and rudeness with anyone else. I will like to hear from American corporate office in regards to this complaint.

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